15th August, 2023
The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in collaboration with officers from various Law Enforcement Agencies have seized over five million United States Dollars during an operation at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.
In a statement, DEC Director General Nason Banda said the Commission acted on information received that a chartered aircraft carrying dangerous goods had landed at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on 13th August 2023 at 19:00 hours.
He revealed that a total of five Million, Six hundred ninety-seven thousand seven hundred (USD 5, 697,700) united states dollars was seized.
Mr. Banda said also seized were 602 pieces of suspected Gold weighing 127.2 kg with an equipment used for measuring Gold.
He further disclosed that five (05) pistols with 126 rounds ammunition and seven (07) magazines were seize.
Mr. Banda said the Commission has since seized the Global Express T7-WW on which the above items were found and another aircraft belonging to a local airline whose make is King Air B190.
He said the ten (10) suspects including a Zambian, have been detained awaiting further investigations.